You guys! I have been so excited on Twitter a lot recently and forgot to post some updates on here!
So the first exciting thing….Ashes in the Snow is having it’s premier today at the LA Film Festival! Tickets went on sale for it a few weeks ago and it was so popular they had to add a second screening which is AMAZING! Unfortunately like most of you I am not one of the lucky few who get to go, but I am so happy and excited! and admittedly jealous for all those who are getting to see it all today!
Ruta posted this on Twitter earlier:
How amazing and cool is that??? Another really amazing thing that happened is there is a music video for a cover of the Bob Dylan song, Ring Them Bells, which will be playing during the end titles of the film.
Another image from Twitter:
I have never heard this song before, GJan’s voice is hauntingly beautiful! At first I stumbled across it by chance and didn’t realize these were scenes from the film and then I got an email from Ruta who told me about the video and I realized what it actually was!
Also I want to point out that there isn’t an official trailer released for the film yet. At least not in the US. Someone tweeted me the other day saying they were watching the trailer over and over and I confirmed with Ruta there isn’t an official one out just yet. As far as I know the Ring Them Bells video is the only footage that’s been released widely so far.
Here is the link to the video for anyone who hasn’t seen it!
I cannot wait to be able to see the film! I remember having lunch with Ruta right after RutaFans came into existence and her telling me she’d been approached about a film for Between Shades of Gray. It’s taken a while but I am beyond excited to finally being able to see it soon! I already know I will have to take a ton of tissues with me. Not only is it going to be amazing to see this incredible book on the big screen, but it is going to be so amazing to see a friend’s story accomplish something as awesome as being adapted for film.
I am so proud of Ruta and Between Shades of Gray! I hope this helps more and more people get introduced to Ruta’s books and the history behind them.
You guys will all have to let me know what you think of the film when we all get to see it!